Doctor of Philosophy in Christian Counseling

Doctor of Philosophy in Christian Counseling

Credit for ministerial experience will be taken into consideration for people who qualify. To request the ministerial experience, send an email to the offices of NBTSBC at: or call (347) 536-9267 and request these forms.

ABOUT THIS DEGREE PROGRAM: The Doctor of Philosophy in Christian Counseling program consists of courses that allow students to prepare, and have a better understanding of the foundations of Christian Counseling. The Doctor of Ministry in Christian Counseling program offers students advanced training in faith-based Christian Counseling.

The program consists of ten online Module/Classes, with emphasis in key Counseling books, key teaching, and foundational counseling preparation courses; which are the equivalent of thirty hours of study; and Textbook requirements, equivalent of twenty hours of study. Texts should be selected from the list of authorized textbooks listed below. Although all textbooks can be ordered simultaneously, assignments must be submitted one at a time. Once a textbook is read, the 10 to 20 page paper describing what is read should be presented for qualification. A four to five page document is required for each module taken at the college site in Miami. We are simply asking the students for a summary of the material. Review the How to present your work card in relation to the presentation of work.

ONLINE REQUIREMENTS OF THE DEGREE PROGRAM: The Doctor of Philosophy in Christian Counseling program requires a total of 10 Module/Classes, to be completed online. The students will take the Module/Classes and at the end of the class will be ready to take the Quiz/Exam for that class. This requirements are also applied to students on campus, but the classes are presented live with a college professor.

SPECIFIC TEXTBOOKS REQUIREMENTS OF THE DEGREE PROGRAM: The Doctor of Philosophy in Christian Counseling degree program requires a total of 50 hours. This consists of ten online courses (30 hours); and life experience, ministry, education, military and/or four textbooks homework (20 hours). Four of the textbooks homework required, must have the essential subjects, chosen from the list of authorized textbooks listed below. Up to four of the eight required courses may be optional. The Electives can be chosen from the Electives that appear on the page or in person attendance at the seminary. Up to two of the electives may have Substitute Books. Substitute books must be first submitted for consideration through the alternative form of textbooks.

ABOUT PROGRAM TEXTBOOKS AND MODULE/CLASSES: We are Christ-centered and Bible-based institution. So, it should be an encouragement to know that NBTSBC use well respected textbooks and other learning resources that fit within the general middle of evangelical Biblical teaching and doctrine. Textbooks are carefully selected for both academic and theological appropriateness. It’s usually the theological appropriateness that concerns prospective students. This is certainly understandable, especially in light of the fact that nearly everyone considering enrolling in a program with New Beginnings Theological Seminary & Bible College (NBTSBC) is already well versed in Bible and Theology, and many are actually advanced teachers and preachers of the Word of God.


DCC 310 – Christian Counseling 3rd Edition: Revised and Updated by Gary R. Collins
DCC 330 – Christian Counseling That Really Works by Dan Montgomery
DCC 340 – Pastoral Theology: Essentials of Ministry 1st Edition by Thomas C. Oden
DCC 350 – Strategic Pastoral Counseling: A Short-Term Structured Model by David G. Benner Ph.D.
DCC 360 – Theology of Christian Counseling, A by Jay Edward Adams
DCC 370 – Counseling and Christianity: Five Approaches Paperback by Dr. Stephen P. Greggo
DCC 380 – Counseling and Psychotherapy: A Christian Perspective by Siang-Yang Tan
DCC 390 – Christian Counseling 3rd Edition: Revised and Updated by Dr. Gary R. Collins
DCC 400 – Christian Counseling for the 21st Century, by Dr. William Perry
DCC 410 – Competent to Counsel Hardcover by Dr. Jay E. Adams
DCC 420 – Competent Christian Counseling, Volume One: Foundations and Practice of Compassionate Soul Care by Timothy Clinton and George Ohlschlager
DCC 430 – Christian Counseling Ethics: A Handbook for Therapists, Pastors & Counselors by Randolph K. Sanders
DCC 440 – Comprehensive Christian Counseling – Christian Counseling a Comprehensive Guide by Gary R. Collins
DCC 450 – The Biblical Basis of Christian Counseling for People Helpers: Relating the Basic Teachings of Scripture to People’s Problems by Gary R. Collins
DCC 460 – Healing Relationships: Christians Manual of Lay Counseling by Stephan Grunlan
DCC 470 – Principles and Applications of Assessment in Counseling, 3rd Edition 3rd Edition by Susan C. Whiston

Send your assignments via e-mail or mail. The email is faster.
Use for the presentation of the courses by email. This email address should also be used for the presentation of PhD projects in Ministry and for PhD dissertations. NBTSBC expects a summary of at least ten to twenty pages from each textbook for all degree programs. Typewritten, or computer, type double-spaced font should be 10 – 12. Microsoft Word is preferable to send it as an attachment, or attached file, by email. If Microsoft Word is not available, assignments can be copied and pasted into the body of the email. Please check your paper for spelling and grammar errors before sending.

– Summarize what the book said.
– Tell us what you learned.
– If the text is useful for you in your life, work, and ministry, please tell us about it as well. Presentations of seminars papers require 4 – 5 pages, font size 10 to 12.
– Summarize what the seminary professor said.
– Tell us what you learned.
– If the seminar is of great help to you in your life, work, and ministry, if possible, tell us briefly how it was a blessing.